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Our New $800,000 Snow Removal Bad Boy

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Toby, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. Toby

    Toby Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 132

  2. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,322

    The way the article is worded it sounds like the machine malfunctioned because of operator error. So, where do you run that machine? Where does all the water go, down the drains? Can the thing operate in cold weather? Does it put out hot water?
  3. Toby

    Toby Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 132

    150 tonnes per hr. is blown up a chute over the truck cab into a tank...it's Melted Instantly and then pumped out onto city streets...

    Here's What I don't Get...All that Water is Not going to go make it to the Drains...Won't it Freeze on the road & Sidewalks & Just create more Havok ?
  4. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    what is an unloader?
  5. Mr.PLOWSI

    Mr.PLOWSI Member
    Messages: 33


    They have those puppys in NYC. Its just a big melter. They dump snow into it, over a sewer drain and it all goes down the sewer system. They devloped the technology when it became illegal to dump snow into the rivers,


    SIPLOWGUY Senior Member
    Messages: 686

    I saw them in Brooklyn. They are small compared to what is used at the airports. Hey MR.PLOWSI, PM me.
  7. Toby

    Toby Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 132

    We have a few of the Snow Melters that just Melt & Dump over Drains & 3-4 Smaller Mobile Ones...

    This is an Entirely Different Beast...
  8. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    generic name for a bobcat, case 1845, new holland, ect. All uniloaders

    Toby do you have a picture, I would like to see it
  9. PamelaRose

    PamelaRose Member
    Messages: 31

    Im confused....

    If they cant dump snow in the river where do they think the storm drain goes????

    I saw a good one the other day after our "blizard" in the freight yard in New Haven. It was a small RailRoad Engine with what look like a BIG cannon on the front of it. It was a jet engine blowing/melting the snow off the tracks. It was acting like the operator had a joy stick because it went up down and rotated. I should have taken a picture but I was on my way to work.

    NASCAR guys .... It gave a whole new meaning "Track Dryer" :dizzy: LOL

    If I see it again I will take a picture !
  10. Peopleeater

    Peopleeater Senior Member
    Messages: 249


    Maybe it is the same guy that operates the dump truck. I know it is much easier when I unload the mack myself.

    Have had the experience of trying to side dump with an end dump. I figured out why they call it an END dump. :rolleyes: